Posts tagged with ‘brief thoughts’

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    Brief Thoughts: Wings of Desire (1987)

    First viewing of Wim Wenders’ WINGS OF DESIRE; a poem of a movie that makes of its audience angels...

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    Brief Thoughts: Burning (2018)

    Lee Chang-dong’s BURNING brought to mind no less than Leatherface’s twirl through the golden hour in THE TEXAS CHAIN...

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    Brief Thoughts: The Favourite (2018)

    THE FAVOURITE has the grotesque beauty of an 18th-century political cartoon painted in inky shadows and candlelight, ruling classes...

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    Brief Thoughts: Roma (2018)

    Saw Alfonso Cuarón’s ROMA, still awash in its elemental grace. A richly ambiguous portrait of dysfunctional, deeply broken love–between...

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    Brief Thoughts: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

    SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE is one of the best superhero movies I’ve ever seen, and one of the most...

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    Brief Thoughts: Apostle (2018)

    Gareth Evans’ APOSTLE is a stylishly unsubtle fable about the cultish brutality of ideological extremism, whether manifest in religious...

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    Brief Thoughts: First Man (2018)

    Damien Chazelle’s FIRST MAN paints Armstrong’s ascent to the Moon as an escape from grief and familial responsibility, the...

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    Brief Thoughts: You Were Never Really Here (2017)

    Lynne Ramsay’s YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE: the plot of a pulpy action thriller subsumed into a hypnotic meditation...

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    Brief Thoughts: Succession

    SUCCESSION is a fucking *beast*. The One Percent as deliciously, beautifully human as only fiction can make them, impressive...

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    Brief Thoughts: Hereditary

    HEREDITARY is a near-masterpiece, and falls short because its use of grief and familial trauma as fuel for a...

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